Saturday, 17 December 2011


Garlic is known as Rasona in Sanskrit,meas absence of sour taste.Garlic belongs to Liliaceae family.Latin name is Allium sativum.Regarding the medicinal qualities of Garlic  one saying "Garlic is as good as 10 mothers and garlic a day keep sickness away''.Presence of sulphur in garlic gives pungent smell.
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Medicinal uses of  garlic

  • Garlic decreases the vitiated vata and kapha.
  • Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic.
  • Garlic have powerful anti-oxidant effect.Antioxidants can help  to protect the body  against damaging free radicals.
  • Garlic is good analgesic,appetiser,digestive,liver stimulant.
  • Garlic acts as antiseptic and helps in curing the wounds very quickly
  • Garlic helps in fighting against various infections and acts against inflammation and infections like cold and cough.
  • Studies shown that it contains chemicals that prevent cancer
  • Garlic helps in lower down the B.P and cardio vascular problems.It increases the level of high density lipoproteins and reduces harmful cholesterol in the blood and keeps arteries and heart healthy.
  • It helps to stimulate the immune system of the body.
  • It prevents and relieves chronic bronchitis,respiratory problems and catarrh.
  • Acts as a nasal decongestant and expectorant.
  • Garlic is helpful in asthma,hysteria,dropsy,scurvy.
  • it helps in curing flatulence,kills intestinal parasites and is an excellent internal antiseptic.
  • Garlic is also useful in indigestion,piles,flatulence,painful periods,loss of taste,skin disorders.
  • It is a good rejuvenating also.

Home remedies of Garlic:

  • Two cloves of raw garlic  regularly with warm water early in the morning will glow your skin.
  • For acne apply a cut clove of garlic gently on the affected area(only if you have no sensitivity to it)
  • Use garlic in your food to reduce high cholesterol.
  • To reduce weight squeeze 1/2 lemon juice in one cup of Luke warm water and drink it with 2 cloves of garlic regularly twice a day.
  • Use 2 cloves of garlic daily to reduce risk of cancer
  • If any insect bite crush the garlic and apply it to the affected area to reduce the pain and remove the poison.
  • Lashuna ksheerapaka is one of the classical preparation mentioned in Ayurveda which helps to decrease the smell and pungent taste of garlic,retaining the medicinal qualities unaltered.
  • In Ayurveda it is mentioned that ,In Pitta related disorders take garlic with sugar,in Kapha with honey and in vatha with ghee.
  • In earache make oil with garlic and put 2 drops in affected ear.


  • Some people have hypersensitivity to garlic.They show skin allergy,headache etc.To overcome this coriander should be taken.
  • One should not take more than2-3 garlic cloves/day.
  • One should not take alcohol,meat,milk,excess water,jaggery while taking garlic

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